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Elaine Ménard

Academic Title(s): 

Associate Professor

On sabbatical Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2015

Contact Information
Phone: 
514-398-3363
Email Address: 
elaine [dot] menard [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Degree(s): 
  • PhD Information Science, École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l’information, Université de Montréal
  • MSI (Masters in Information Science), École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l’information, Université de Montréal
  • MA (Masters in Translation), Université de Montréal
  • BA (Translation), Université de Montréal
Graduate Supervision: 
Research Areas: 
Image indexing & retrieval
Information organization
Information retrieval (cross-language)
Metadata schemas and standards
Multimedia documents
Current Research: 
2011-2014 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
Standard Research Grant
Modeling of an Interface Dedicated to Digital Image Retrieval in a Bilingual Context
Principal Investigator: Elaine Ménard
2010-2013 Fonds Québécois de la Recherche sur la Société et la Culture (FQRSC)
Établissements de nouveaux professeurs-chercheurs
Development of a taxonomy for the indexing of digital ordinary images in a multilingual retrieval context
Principal Investigator: Elaine Ménard

 

Selected Publications: 

For additional information, please refer to the full CV, above.

Journal articles

Beaudoin, J. E. and E. Ménard (accepted). Objects of human desire: the organization of pornographic videos on free websites. Knowledge Organization.

Ménard, E. and V. Girouard (in press). Image retrieval with SINCERITY: a search engine designed for our multilingual  world! OCLC Systems and Services, 31 (4).

Neugebauer, T. and E. Ménard (in press). SINCERITY: the making of a search engine for ordinary images. OCLC Systems and Services, 31 (3).

Ménard, E and J. Dorey (2014). TIIARA: A new bilingual taxonomy for image indexing -- “All things are difficult before they are easy.” – Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1732. Knowledge Organization, 41 (2), 113-22.

Ménard, E. and N. Khashman (2014). Image retrieval behaviours: The real users are leading the way. Library Hi Tech, 32 (1), 50-68.

Ménard, E. and M. Smithglass (2014). Digital image access: An exploration of the best practices of online resources. Library Hi Tech, 32 (1), 98-119.

Ménard, E. (2013). TIIARA for an IDOL: Indexing adventure of a small digital image collection, The Indexer, 31 (1), 2-11.             

Alepin, S. and E. Ménard (2013). Référence virtuelle, clavardage et messagerie instantanée : compétences requises et rôle éducatif du bibliothécaire, Documentation et bibliothèques, 59 (1), 24-35.

Ménard, E. (2012). TIIARA: The “making of” a bilingual taxonomy for retrieval of ordinary images. Library Hi Tech, 30 (4), 643-54.

Ménard, E. (2012). Méthodes et défis du repérage d’images sur le Web : Jean et John cherchent-ils de la même manière ?. Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research, 7 (1).  http://journal.lib.uoguelph.ca/index.php/perj/article/view/1863.

Ménard, E. and M. Smithglass (2012). Digital image description: A review of best practices in cultural institutions. Library Hi Tech, 30 (1), 291-309.

Ménard, E. (2011). Chicken or egg theory: Do we truly know how they search?, The Indexer, 29 (4), 150-156.

Ménard, E. (2011). Bibliothèques et accès à l’information multilingue : pour en finir avec Babel, Documentation et bibliothèques, 57 (4), 205-11.

Ménard, E. (2011). Study on search behaviours of image users: A case study of museum objects, Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research, 6 (1). http://journal.lib.uoguelph.ca/index.php/perj/article/view/1433/2079.

Book chapters

Ménard, E. (2012). Multilingual taxonomy development for ordinary images: Issues and challenges. In Indexing and Retrieval of Non-Text Information, D. Rasmussen Neal (ed.). München, De Gruyter   Saur, 40-58.

Ménard, E. (2012). Formulation de requêtes pour le repérage d’images : une étude comparative de quatre groupes linguistiques. In L’organisation des connaissances, dynamisme et stabilité, Traité des sciences et techniques de l’information, Mustafa Widad El Hadi (ed.). Paris,  Hermès-Lavoisier, 279-89. Collection : Structuration de l’information. 

Peer-reviewed conference proceedings

Khashman, N. and E. Ménard (2014).  A study of cultural reflection in Egyptian government websites. In  A. Marcus (ed.), 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction 2014, Heraklion, Greece, 22-27 June, 2014. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 8518, pp. 139-147, Berlin, Springer.

Ménard, E. (2014). Repérage d’images : en quête d’un nouveau modèle. In J. Boustany, E. Broudoux, G. Chartron (eds.), Diversification et renouvellement des médiations, Actes de la 4ème conférence Document numérique et société, Zagreb, Croatia, April 29-30 2013, Collection "Information & Stratégie", De Boeck Editions, pp. 207-20.

Ménard, E., N. Khashman and J. Dorey (2013). Two solitudes revisited: A cross-cultural exploration of online image searchers behaviours. In A. Marcus (ed.), 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction 2013, Las Vegas, NV, July 21-26, 2013. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 8013, pp. 79-88, Berlin, Springer.

Peer-reviewed abstracts

Ménard, E. and M. Smithglass (2012). Babel revisited: A taxonomy for ordinary images  indexing in a bilingual retrieval context. In Alan Gilchrist and Judi Vernau (Eds.), Facets of Knowledge Organization: Proceedings Of The ISKO UK Second Biennial Conference, 4th - 5th July, 2011London. London, Emerald Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Guest edited special issues

Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science (in preparation). Archives, libraries and museums in the era of the participatory social Web.

Documentation et Bibliothèque (2012). Normes et normalisation, 58 (3).

    Selected Talks and Presentations: 

    Conference presentations

    Ménard, E. (to come). L'indexation et le repérage d'images. Conférence organisée dans le cadre du cycle de conférences "Bibliothèque & international", École Nationale Supérieure des Sciences de l'Information et des Bibliothèques, 21 janvier 2015.

    Beaudoin, J.E. and E. Ménard (2014). The P-Project: Scope notes and literary warrant required! Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies Colloquium, University of Toronto, 18 October, 2014.

    Khashman, N. and E. Ménard (2014). A study of cultural reflection in Egyptian government websites. 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction 2014, Heraklion, Greece, 22-27 June, 2014.

    Ménard, E., N. Khashman and J. Dorey (2013). Two solitudes revisited: A cross-cultural exploration of online image searchers behaviours. 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction 2013, Las Vegas, Nevada, July 21-26, 2013.

    Ménard, E. (2013). Image indexing: TIIARA, a bilingual taxonomy to the rescue! Indexing Society of Canada Conference 2013, Halifax, NS, June 8-9, 2013.

    Ménard, E. (2013). Repérage d’images : en quête d’un nouveau modèle. 4th Conference Digital Document and Society, Zagreb, Croatia, April 29-30, 2013.

    Ménard, E. (2012). Building a bilingual taxonomy for ordinary images indexing: Utopia, chimera, or inaccessible quest? Indexing Society of Canada Conference 2012, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, May 31-June 1, 2012.

    Ménard, E. and M. Smithglass (2011). Babel revisited: A taxonomy for ordinary images indexing in a bilingual retrieval context. ISKO UK Conference 2011, University College London, London, UK, July 4-5, 2011.

    Ménard, E. (2011). Formulation de requêtes pour le repérage d’images : Une étude comparative de quatre groupes linguistiques. ISKO France 2011, 8e colloque international du chapitre français de l’ISKO, Lille, June 27-28, 2011. Panels & workshops

    Ménard, E. (2013). Taxonomy for image indexing: It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage. In Questioning the visual: Research methods and the problem of perception (SIG-VIS), Panel. Beyond the Cloud - Rethinking Information Boundaries, Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Annual Meeting, Montreal, QC, November 1-6, 2013.

    Ménard, E. (2013). Digital Liaisons: Engaging with Digital Curation Theory and Practice (SIG-DL), Panel. Beyond the Cloud - Rethinking Information Boundaries, Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Annual Meeting, Montreal, QC, November 1-6, 2013.

    Ménard, E. (2011). Back to basics: One step back, two steps forward! In Current Research and Thinking in Image Analysis, Descriptions, and Systems (SIG-VIS), Workshop. American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 7-12, 2011.